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"The Universe of Orthodoxy" a new book of an Associate professor priest Anthony Borisov

The publishing house of the Sretensky Monastery has released a new book by Priest Antony Borisov, Associate Professor of the Moscow Theological Academy.

"The Universe of Orthodoxy" describes some peculiar aspects and traditions of the divine services, which exist at Orthodox churches from all over the world. The purpose of this book is to show that the Orthodox Church lives outside the borders of our country and has its own history and distinctive cultural customs.

The edition is based on the scripts of radio program "The Universe of Orthodoxy" which has been broadcasted for several years on a radio station "Vera".

The author of book illustrations is Anna Lutsay, a student of the MThA icon-painting faculty.


  • Baptism as the beginning of a path
  • Names and name-days
  • From holiday to holiday
  • At the cradle of Christ. The Nativity of Christ and Christmas time 
  • Water of grace. Epiphany - Baptism of the Lord
  • Meeting the Savior. Meeting of the Lord 
  • Message of salvation. Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
  • Unrestrained joy. Pancake week
  • Time of repentance. Great Lent and Holy Week
  • Defeating the Death. Lazarus Saturday
  • Christ is coming. The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem – The Willow Sunday
  • Christ has Risen! Easter and the Bright Week
  • Path to Heaven. Ascension of the Lord
  • Grace of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity Day
  • The greatness of Christ. Transfiguration of the Lord
  • Not death, but sleep. Dormition of the Virgin
  • Worshiping the Cross. Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord
  • Study in the Church
  • Family as a small church
  • Holy Meal. Divine Liturgy and Communion
  • Visiting God. Temple and its traditions
  • Priest’s service
  • Signs of faith. Orthodox symbols and shrines
  • Crossing the threshold. The end of life
  • Cosmos. Beyond the Earth 

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